Another Sign Challenge project
The Sign Police concept provides the inspiration
By Dan Sawatzky
Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016
More than two decades ago I was fortunate enough to be at a gathering of passionate sign makers from around the world. The group was called Letterheads. These brothers and sisters of the brush gathered to exchange ideas and techniques (and also have some great fun!).
Out in the parking lot one of the vehicles sported a decal on the door. It identified the car as SIGN POLICE. I learned that the car was owned by my good friend Cosmic Ray from Winnipeg. The logo had been designed by another good friend, David Butler, from Indiana.
The story was that they “ticketed” badly designed signs in their travels. It was all a spoof, of course, and done in good fun, but everyone knew how they truly felt about badly designed signs they saw.
Dan Sawatzky's shop, Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation, is in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Dan shares his experience in his Sign Magic Workshops on 3-D sign making, and his Sculpting Workshop.